When it comes to the All Star game, it’s no secret it’s a glorified popularity contest. Many well deserving players got snubbed out of a spot, annually.
Whether it because of the log jam of players at there respective positions, or because those who spectate for a living didn’t deem them worthy.
Being one of those Professional spectators, I put together a list of those I feel earned a spot. I don’t get a vote — yet, but here’s my two pennies:
Here’s who I predicted would start:
Here’s who’s actually starting:
I was close, as you could see.
I coming from a popularity contest context, I guess my radar was slightly off.
The NBA will release it’s All Star reserves maybe sometime this week. In anticipation of the announcement, I will once again, drop my prediction for who the coaches will vote in to come off the bench.
Usually coaches reward winning. Even if a certain player is playing better than everyone coming off that All Star bench. But, here at thecouchsports.com we rebuke such outdated thinking. So, without further ado, my reserves for the 2017 All Star game, February 19:
As you can see, not everyone is on winning squads, but as far as I’m concerned — a good year, is a good year.
With the exception of Mike Conley.
Michael is having an average year. However, the West is stacked with big men. The East obviously is guard heavy. Thus I’m forced to insert Conley into the fray.
Same with Carmelo. The Eastern Conference coaches are going to fall into the default way of thinking, I guarantee it.
Be on the lookout for the following upcoming articles this week:
Dave is watching wrestling again, and I’m going to give you my weekly thoughts starting Wednesday
And Funky Fresh Friday’s second installment is here! Reminisce with me about the Golden Era!